A Q & A with Kate Allen, York University’s first Science Communicator in Residence

This year, the Faculty of Science launched the York Science Communicator in Residence program – a one-of-a-kind program in Canada that aims to recognize outstanding science journalists and communicators and to promote excellence in science-related communications. Kate Allen, science and technology reporter at the Toronto Star, was selected as one of the first York Science […]

York U study: Two-thirds of children with concussions not receiving medical followups

In a study that looked at data over a 10-year period, York University researchers, in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), found that more than two-thirds of youth and children with an acute concussion do not seek medical followup or clearance as recommended by current […]

New research shows parents influence pain and distress in preschoolers after vaccination needles

New research from York University’s OUCH Cohort at the Faculty of Health found the amount of distress and pain felt by a preschooler during a vaccination is strongly related to how their parents help them cope before and during an appointment. Rebecca Pillai Riddell Professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell in the Faculty of Health, York Research Chair […]

Indigenous storytelling workshop has a profound impact on students

Early October, theatre students Kathryn Geertsema and Frank Chung were among a group of 19 students participating in a three-day intensive workshop focused on Indigenous storytelling with Aboriginal elders Muriel Miguel, Penny Couchie and Imelda Villalon. Theatre students Frank Chung (left) with Kathryn Geertsema Funded through a grant from the Office of the Vice-Provost Academic that […]